The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas


January 5, 2013

COOKING WITH SIMON: Food for thought

PALESTINE — As I gaze into a nice warm fire and contemplate this week’s column I am remembering all of the great food that was enjoyed at Sabor a Pasion in 2012. And during this first week of the New Year I find myself filled with ideas that will make things bigger and better in 2013.

The typical New Year’s resolutions are usually about exercising, losing weight, organizing your home or getting back in touch with old friends. I can’t help you with the first few but when it comes to good times with friends and family – Sabor a Pasion is known for memorable experiences.

As I dream of events to come, and new parties to plan, I am reminded of my school days when my report card would say, “Simon would get better grades if he stopped looking out the window and dreaming.”

Yes, I am guilty of spending my time dreaming of new things to do, but sometimes dreams become a reality. As for Sabor a Pasion it was once a dream but with hard work it’s now here and very real. And the events planned for this year will make even more dreams come true.

From weddings to casual get-togethers, special events, dinner parties and cooking classes. Seeing people smile and getting excited about the food they are eating makes all of the hard work worth the effort.

So the dreams continue in 2013 with plenty of dinners around the Tuscan table, pizzas in the wood-fired oven, concerts in the vineyard, grape picking at harvest, cooking classes in the dining room, and receptions and dancing in the ballroom. Sabor a Pasion is a place where dreams become real and are enjoyed by all.

Here are two recipes to tempt your taste buds that everyone loved at last year’s Tuscan dinners.  The Tuscan dinners will be back this spring. So start planning now for a spot at this special table. And stay tuned right here as I share even more great things coming out of my kitchen in 2013.

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